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Settlers Motel

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We stayed for one night during a 20 day tour of the South Island and like many others, wish it could have been longer. Settlers is wonderful. We had a two bedroomed unit which was great for us, my son loved having a TV in his room. The unit is very well appointed, Settlers have thought of everything and I have to say, the kitchen was one of the best equipped we came across. Lovely, lovely rooms, all very clean with excellent little touches like the chocolates and good quality toiletries. Having a free laundry was a bonus too, as was providing towels for the hot pools. I also need to mention that the lady on Reception was so lovely and helpful. Sadly, living in the UK means we can't pop back for a weekend but we will recommend Settlers to folks over here planning a visit to NZ.

Stylish, tasteful furnishings; cozy yet comfortable one-bedroom unit; good wifi speed; small kitchen with minimal shelving space; free laundry room; milk provided daily upon request; slippers & chocolates on bed; comfortable mattress; relatively quiet neighborhood; friendly, efficient front desk & housekeeping staff; umbrellas provided for each room; easy to use parking lot; space for only one suitcase, so extra luggage rack would be helpful. Would highly recommend staying here.

We spent one night here in a twin room upstairs. It was a quick pleasant stay however after staying at a few other varied standards of accomodation in NZ this did not fit what I expected. Nothing to fault. This is purely my opinion that I felt it was overpriced at $215 per night. If this included breakfast I would have thought the price more suited to standards. The hosts accomodated us with a fold out bed free of charge after I asked re a larger room, then the host said she had already spoken to me about that over the phone however I only liaised via email with the hotel and after a long drive I didn't bother to comment. Lovely cats at hotel. Free towels to use at the hot pools was convenient. Chocolates on the beds were a nice touch along with milk provided and plunger coffee. Great location. Be aware late checkouts are not normally available for Sunday morning check outs as we did ask for 12 but they could only do 11am. Would suggest checking your options and you need a top level room if wanting a view.

Overall this was a great place to stay. The free swimming towels, DVDs and laundry were much appreciated. The studio had a well equipped kitchen, had heaps of pillows and the spa bath was great. The complementary newspaper was a nice touch. Location was close to town and the hot pools. Walking distance to most things. Would stay there again.

Stayed for one night in June en route from Wellington to Christchurch and it's a shame it was not longer. The greeting was friendly and helpful as local attractions shared. The unit, a two bedroomed one, was lovely and warm and very comfortable. Nicely decorated, homely and with everything you'd need. A very good spot.

Fantastic motel, great location, and magnificent hosts. A five star experience, thanks so much Allen and Sally. These guys went above and beyond anything you would expect of a motel stay. Will definitely be back!

30 yrs of travelling the world, and I have to say, for the style of the property it was one of the best. It was all the little things, as well as central location and very peaceful. But as usual it was the Owner`s and Staff attitudes that made our stay what it was.

Mid winter Snowy Getaway... warm & inviting Rooms good size heating on , Hosts have thought of everything (even lent us pool towels on checkout) Walking distance to Pools and Shops . Will return when we can :)

We stayed in a 2 bedroom unit, it was close to the best place we stayed in our 3 weeks in New Zealand. It was very clean, very comfortable, had everything we needed, it was close to the hot springs and a couple of minutes walk to bars and restaurants, Staff were very helpful and friendly. Highly recommend staying here.

This motel was very close walking distance to the hot springs and restaurants. We stayed in a 2 bedroom room it was very spacious and warm. The bed was soooo comfortable I never wanted to get up. Nice friendly staff. Great laundry facilities. Overall great value for money. Will be staying here again.

Room options

Studio King Spa

King 1 | Sleeps 2

1 Bedroom Executive Spa

Twin 1 | King 1 | Sleeps 2

Family Apartment, 2 Bedrooms

Queen 1 | Sleeps 5

Apartment, 1 Bedroom

Queen 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

98% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 605 reviews